Seismic analysis of underground tunnels by the 2.5D finite/infinite element approach

K. C. Lin, H. H. Hung, J. P. Yang*, Y. B. Yang


研究成果: Article同行評審

51 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


A procedure for the seismic analysis of underground tunnels using recorded free-field earthquakes based on the 2.5D finite/infinite element approach is presented. The near and far fields of the half space are modeled by finite and infinite elements, respectively. Using the 1D wave theory, the nodal force and displacement on the near-field boundary are computed for each spectral frequency of the earthquake. Then, equivalent seismic forces are computed for the near-field boundary for the earthquake spectrum. By assuming the soil-tunnel system to be uniform along the tunnel axis, the 2.5D approach can account for the wave transmission along the tunnel axis, which reduces to the 2D case for infinite transmission velocity. The horizontal and vertical components of the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake (TCU068) are adopted as the free-field motions in the numerical analysis. The maximal stresses and distribution patterns of the tunnel section under the P- and SV-waves are thoroughly studied by the 2.5D and 2D approaches, which should prove useful to the design of underground tunnels.

頁(從 - 到)31-43
期刊Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
出版狀態Published - 1 6月 2016


深入研究「Seismic analysis of underground tunnels by the 2.5D finite/infinite element approach」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。